Official Fix to MSVCR90.DLL Missing Error

After installing Microsoft Office, Wamp server, Games, or other application, when you double click on icon to launch application, you may be welcome with following error message:

The program can’t start because MSVCR90.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem.

You might get MSVCR90.Dll error in several other form like:

  1. Msvcr90.dll Not Found
  2. This application failed to start because msvcr90.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
  3. Cannot find [PATH]\msvcr90.dll
  4. The file msvcr90.dll is missing.
  5. Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: msvcr90.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again.

You are also facing the same problem, that’s why you are here for searching a solution. Don’t worry, you won’t be disappointed after reading this article. Here, I will tell you sure shot solution of Msvcr90.dll Not Found error.

How to Fix Msvcr90.dll Not Found Error in Windows 10/8/7 and Windows Server

This error appears when some application requires this file to run properly but this dll file is not installed on your computer. Sometimes, this file gets damaged or corrupted and, in this situation, you will face the same problem.

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool

The most of the common reason behind MSVCR110.dll is Missing is corrupted or damaged system files like DLL files, EXE files, sys files etc. There are thousands of tiny system files are there that work specific task. If one of the files gets replaced, deleted or damaged then you may get MSVCR90.dll Not Found or Missing Error.

Download and Install Advanced System Repair Tool and scan your PC. It has the large database with 25 million of files. It will find all the damaged or deleted system files and reinstall them with the fresh one. After, optimizing with Advanced System Repair Tool, try to install application once again.

Method 2: Download and Install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package.

Go to the following location and download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update (5 MB). This file contains MSVCR90.dll file and most probably your problem will be solved.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26368

Method 3: Repair Microsoft VC++ Redistributable Package from Control Panel.

Several times, Installing and removing application may also removes dependent MSVCR90.Dll file. In this situation, the best way is to restore them by repairing Microsoft VC++ Redistributable Package from control panel. Here, is the steps to repair redistributable package.

Step 1: Go to Control Panel > Uninstall Program

Step 2: Find Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package. You will find multiple package. Now, right click on each and if it shows Change option, then click on it.

Step 3: It will open Repair wizard. Click on Repair button to repair this file.

Step 4: Within a second, it will repair this package.

Step 5: Apply these methods to all Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package (apply only on to which allows you to change option. Do not uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package).

After repairing all the package, restart your system. Most probably, you will not get the MSVCR90.dll Not Found Error.

Method 4: Update Windows and Drivers

Updating Windows and Updating Drivers, both are most important thing in operating system and an update fix dozens of pc problems automatically. If you have oldest version of OS but you are trying to run latest driver or software, you will surely get the msvcr90.dll error.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Update & Security and click on Download button to download latest windows update.

Step 2: When you click on Download button, you will see that various types of redistributable package, security package is being started to download.

Method 4: Run System File Checker tool

You can also run System File Checker tool to scan and repair corrupted system file. This is a command line tool and works like a charm. However, it only fixes minor problems and if there is any deep damage, then you will need to use Advanced System Repair Tool to fix the problem.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as administrator. Right click on Start Menu and select Command Prompt (Admin). If you are using Windows 10, then you will see Windows Powershell (Admin) menu in the list.

Step 2: Type following command and press Enter.

sfc /scannow

It will start a scanning process. Wait until scanning complete.

Summary

Hopefully, you will be able to fix MSVCR90.dll error from your pc. If you found another solution to fix this problem, please share your idea in comment box, so other user can be benefited.

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